Tasmania's improving weather services

From June 2011, the Bureau of Meteorology is upgrading forecasts and warnings in Tasmania.


Marine Services

  • Coastal Waters forecasts will be provided individually for each coastal zone, with an improved layout for easier reading.
  • New 4-day forecasts for the Derwent Estuary, Storm Bay, Channel and Frederick Henry & Norfolk Bay, providing wind and wave information.
  • Marine Wind Warnings will now be issued for today and tomorrow, and a warning label will be added to the forecast for those days.
  • Four day forecasts and a small craft alert service will be provided for the inland lakes at South West Plateau Lakes, and Central Plateau Lakes.

Agricultural Services

  • 7-day forecasts for more rural locations.
  • Forecasts will contain more detail about wind and rainfall.
  • Overnight temperatures for 7 days will assist in frost mitigation.

Technical Information for Web Developers

Issue times of TAS forecasts:

Forecast Name Issue Times
TAS Forecast 5:25am & 4:30pm
Coastal Waters Forecasts 5:00am & 4:05pm
Local Waters Forecasts 5:15am & 4:20pm
District Forecasts 5:40am & 4:25pm
City Forecasts 5:15am & 4:15pm
Town Forecasts 5:30am & 4:15pm
Forecast Summaries for TAS Cities and Towns 5:10am & 4:10pm

Note that, if required, forecasts are updated between the standard issue times.